Representatives of senior living community under construction in Ashburn took time Thursday to show gratitude to their local fire company.
Staff members and future residents of Waltwonwood Ashburn, which will include independent living, assisted living and memory care facilities, delivered dinner to the volunteer and career staff of Fire Station 6 in Ashburn Thursday night. The meal was prepared by Windy City Red Hots.
“Fire Station 6 will serve our community, and we wanted to show them how thankful we are for their service even before we welcome our first resident,” Justin Roberts, executive director of Waltonwood Ashburn, stated in a press release. “Emergency responders are a critical part of any community as they risk their lives for other citizens. We wanted to go the extra mile for these courageous men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to keep our neighborhood safe.”
“The Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department’s motto is ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ and we take pride in responding to answer the call from the members of the community,” Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue President Jimmy Olevson stated. “The Waltonwood Ashburn community is located in our first due area and we are always willing to assist them whether it be in response to a ‘911’ call or providing safety talks to their residents. We thank them for thinking of us by providing the dinner for our first responders.” Located off the intersection of Russell Branch Parkway and Ashburn Village Boulevard, Waltonwood expects to welcome its first residents this year.